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Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk
 

Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk (Hardback)

By Carter, James

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The Buddhist monk Tanxu surmounted extraordinary obstacles--poverty, wars, famine, and foreign occupation--to become one of the most prominent monks in China, founding numerous temples and schools, and attracting crowds of students and disciples wherever he went. In this book, Ja...mes Carter draws on untapped archival materials to provide a book that is part travelogue, part history, and part biography of this remarkable man. Tanxu lived in a time of almost constant warfare--from the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, to the Boxer Uprising, the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese occupation, and World War II. He and his followers were robbed by river pirates, and waylaid by bandits on the road. Caught in the struggle between nationalist and communist forces, Tanxu finally sought refuge in the British colony of Hong Kong. At the time of his death, at the age of 87, he was revered as Master Tanxu, one of Hong Kong's leading religious figures. Capturing all this in a magnificent biography, Carter gives first-person immediacy to one of the most turbulent periods in Chinese history.
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ISBN 9780195398854
Released NZ 27 Jan 2011
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195398854
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 27 Jan 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Carter, James
Category Biography & Autobiography: Religious & Spiritual
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Buddhism
Religious Life & Practice
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 294.361092
Weight 470g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Buddhist priests - Biography - China, Buddhist priests - Taiwan, Tanxu
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text General/trade

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